Work and Life Skills

Work and Life Skills (WLS) is a community based program combining vocational training and community access services. The desired outcome of this program is increased community integration and participation in supported work. Services include:

  • 1:3 ratio of Training Specialist to participants
  • Development of a personal futures plan
  • Vocational exploration and placement
  • Community access skill building
  • Coordination and development of a blend of paid and unpaid supports
  • Non-aversive behavior management strategies

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Participant Profile:

After receiving a certificate of completion from McClatchy High School, Adam Flynn came to INALLIANCE. With the support of the Work and Life Skills program, Adam began working with a crew at the Medical Board where he collated mailers and assembled manuals for doctors throughout the state of California. While happy at this site, Adam dreamed of working alongside his father Neil Flynn, a prominent infectious disease physician, at the University of California at Davis Medical Center.

At the time, INALLIANCE had three crews working at the hospital, but openings were infrequent at best; most consumers working at the Medical Center enjoy there work and seldom opt to leave. However, Adam got his break in August of 1999 when an opening became available. Without hesitation Adam accepted the position and has been there ever since. He works five hours a day Monday through Friday bussing tables, sorting recycling and maintaining the cafeteria.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys camping, playing basket ball and spending time with his family. With his parent’s assistance, Adam also found time to write the book “A Very Special Athlete” based on his life.

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